Opinion

Sarah Grace keeps her promises, commitments

Letters to the Editor

I’ve recently been made aware of claims that Sarah Grace is a questionable landlord who isn’t concerned with the health, safety, or welfare of her tenants. I have been a tenant of Grace Rentals for six years across four houses and five different roommates. At no point in my years of renting ...

Sarah Grace keeps her promises, commitments

Letters to the Editor

I’ve recently been made aware of claims that Sarah Grace is a questionable landlord who isn’t concerned with the health, safety, or welfare of her tenants. I have been a tenant of Grace Rentals for six years across four houses and five different roommates. At no point in my years of renting ...

Voters have told Warren BOE ‘no’ again and again

Letters to the Editor

Once again voting time is near and once again the Warren Board of Education is trying to get their levy passed. The voters have told the Warren BOE over and over and over again — no, but it is apparent the Warren BOE has no regard for the voters or the voting process. By continuing to place ...

Editorial on Al Gore’s presidential bid way off target

Letters to the Editor

The recent Times’ editorial attempting to equate Al Gore’s presidential election experience to Donald Trump’s refusal to agree to accept the results of the election misses the mark by a mile. Al Gore won the popular vote but lost in the Electorial College because of a razor thin vote ...

Thanks for support at recent football game

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to express our thanks and gratitude to the businesses and people for their help in honoring our 1959 undefeated football team last Friday night at Don Drumm stadium. I wish to thank Hall Financial Services, Peoples Bank, Smitty’s Pizza, Hadley Funeral Home, Apex True Value, ...

Vote ‘Yes’ for senior levy

Letters to the Editor

The Washington County Senior Services Levy provides funds for programs and services for the elderly of our county. The five year .85 mill levy is up for renewal. It is not a new tax. As a former Washington County Commissioner, I saw first hand the value and positive impact of the senior levy. ...

Portman’s fight against drugs must continue

Editorials

As the drug epidemic gripping Ohio continues, voters should consider Sen. Rob Portman’s work to battle illegal drugs in Ohio and his efforts to establish a foundation to improve treatment for those addicted to drugs as well. Marietta and Washington County certainly are not immune. We have ...

Avoid the Election Day rush, vote early

Letters to the Editor

Election Day Tuesday, Nov. 8, is fast approaching but you can avoid the last minute rush by voting early at the Washington County Board of Elections, 204 Davis Ave., Marietta. Davis Avenue is the street that goes up to Marietta High School. Halfway up the hill on the left is a large brick ...

Local schools, teachers are doing a good job

Letters to the Editor

The last round of testing results in the Times can only described by Yogi Berra’s quote, “It is deja vu all over again!” If anyone believes that our schools in Washington County are failing, they aren’t paying attention. I have worked in every school district in Washington County ...

City schools offering students career experiences

Local Columns

What does a child need in order to determine the career that they would like to pursue? Information and personal experience. Over the past several years, Marietta City Schools has developed multiple ways to provide information and increase personal career experiences for students with the ...

Vote to keep Clinton in check

Editorials

As eager for change in the White House as many Ohioans are, some may not plan to support Donald Trump for president. But Hillary Clinton, the other major candidate on the ballot, is no alternative. Voting for her is out of the question. There is something those who worry about her but do ...

Bates has the experience to be county treasurer

Letters to the Editor

I met Tammy Bates shortly after she began working in the county treasurer’s office. In my position I have frequent contact with the office and found Bates to always be very helpful, professional and courteous to work with. Bates has the knowledge and experience to be the next Washington ...

On Election Day, vote for Ginny Favede

Letters to the Editor

Seems like we only see or hear from Andy Thompson when it is election time and he tells us how much he would be doing for us if only ˘you fill in the blank. Thompson talks about looking out for our interests yet votes for tax breaks for the oil and gas industry. Thompson watches severance tax ...

Support David White for county commissioner

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to urge voters to support current county commissioner, David White, in his run for re-election. White has done excellent work on a number of issues but I especially appreciate his effort with regard to the Devola sewer project. Every step along the way, both as a Marietta City ...

Kerenyi is the best choice for county judge

Letters to the Editor

I read with dismay Friday’s (Oct. 7) Marietta Times article on the judge candidates where it said that Judicial Candidate Shoshanna Brooker has “... two drunk driving convictions and a ban placed in 2014 prohibiting her from being appointed in any proceedings before the court or serving as ...

Ginny Favede the best choice to serve 95th

Letters to the Editor

Time stands still for no one. Therefore, we highly encourage all registered voters in our 95th District (Belmont, Carroll, Harrison, Noble, and Washington) to get out and vote for Ginny Favede as our state representative. We believe without a doubt that Ginny Favede is by far the best candidate ...

Behavioral health survey results

Local Columns

The Behavioral Health Board conducted a voluntary, anonymous, online survey of members of the Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce last summer. Questions assessed behavioral health issues in the workplace and the need for programs to meet local needs. The 44 respondents varied by employer type ...

Keep it fun but safe on Halloween

Editorials

As lots of little ghosts, princesses and superheroes are roaming the streets in search of candy over the weekend, there is plenty all of us need to do as parents, neighbors and drivers to keep everyone safe. Those participating in trick-or-treating should first remember to follow all ...

City is right to take action

Local Columns

As a Devola resident in favor of the end to septic systems polluting our river and drinking water, I would like to thank Marietta City Council for coming together to unanimously approve action against the Washington County Commissioners for their tireless stalling of what needs to happen to ...

Don’t take a knee on Election Day

Local Columns

When you hear someone say “national defense,” what comes to mind? Myself, I think of standing up a fearsome military, investing in the most modern weaponry, training smart cyber guys, gathering prolific and revealing intelligence, and slamming the border shut to all but legal entrants. Most ...